Dr Jay Mei from Antengene tells us how the Asia Pacific region is opening up to innovative pharma companies, and gives tips for companies navigating this enormous market. Home to over 60% of the world’s population, Asia Pacific (APAC) is not a region the biopharma… Read More »Country focus: China & APAC’s growing medical needs bring opportunities and challenges
Life sciences tools company Esco Lifesciences Group has scored $200m in a series A and crossover round co-led by Novo Holdings and Vivo Capital. Funds will be used to expand the company’s presence across Asia and create an innovation hub in Boston for cell and… Read More »Novo Holdings leads $200m financing into Esco Lifesciences Group
Epic led EMR purchasing globally in 2020, a year that saw strong activity in the arena despite the pandemic. But certain regions did experience a downswing, including Latin America, where Brazil saw a 50% drop in EMR purchasing.
The same diet that helps regulate hormones in women may also reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting pollutants. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women. They can grow to a foot in diameter and affect the majority of women before they hit menopause. Although fibroids… Read More »Natural Dietary Treatments for Fibroids
Natural topical remedies for eczema, including licorice root gel, St. John’s Wort cream, and emollients such as coconut oil, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly, are put to the test. Despite the availability of drugs with proven efficacy for eczema, like topical steroids, many patients seek… Read More »What’s Best for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis): Coconut Oil vs. Mineral Oil vs. Vaseline
Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? Lectins are to blame for the great “white kidney bean incident” of 2006 in Japan. One Saturday evening, a TV program introduced a new method to lose weight. The… Read More »Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?
Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer for early stage, localized, watch-and-wait cancer. What about for more advanced stage life-threatening disease? Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could… Read More »Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet
Arsenic is not just considered to be a carcinogen; it’s also designated as a “nonthreshold carcinogen, meaning that any dose, no matter how small, carries some cancer risk”—so there really isn’t a “safe” level of exposure. Given that, it may be reasonable to “use the… Read More »Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?
When it comes to rice and rice-based products, pediatric nutrition authorities have recommended that arsenic intake should be as low as possible. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring the arsenic content in foods” for decades, yet despite the “well-established science describing… Read More »Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
Brown rice contains more arsenic than white rice, but the arsenic in brown rice is less absorbable, so how does it wash out when you compare the urine arsenic levels of white-rice eaters to brown-rice eaters? Arsenic in rice is a cause for concern, according… Read More »Which Rice Has the Least Amount of Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White, or Wild?
Arsenic levels were tested in 5,800 rice samples from 25 countries.The arsenic found in five servings of rice a week poses a hundred times the acceptable cancer risk. What did the rice industry have to say about that? When the story first broke in the… Read More »Which Brands and Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic?
As I discuss in my video The Role of Soy Foods in Prostate Cancer Prevention and Treatment, a compilation of 13 observational studies on soy food consumption and the risk of prostate cancer found that soy foods appear to be “protective.” What are observational studies?… Read More »Can Soy Prevent and Treat Prostate Cancer?
As you can see at the start of my video Fermented or Unfermented Soy Foods for Prostate Cancer Prevention?, there is an enormous variation in the rates of prostate cancer around the globe, with among the highest rates in the United States and lowest rates… Read More »Fermented or Unfermented Soy?
Innovent and Lilly Report Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in Seven Clinical Studies to be Presented at the ESMO ASIA Congress 2020
Shots: The 7 studies include one Proffered Paper Oral Presentation & 6 e-posters, covering indications including lung cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, & esophageal cancer The 1st study involves assessing of sintilimab + bevacizumab biosimilar vs sorafenib as 1L treatment for aHCC while the 2nd… Read More »Innovent and Lilly Report Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in Seven Clinical Studies to be Presented at the ESMO ASIA Congress 2020
At the start of my video What Does a Low White Blood Cell Count Mean?, you can see what it looks like when you take a drop of blood, smear it between two pieces of glass, and view at it under a microscope: a whole… Read More »What White Blood Cell Count Should We Shoot for?
Improving cognitive performance with aromatherapy in young, healthy volunteers is one thing, but how about where it really matters? As I discuss in my video Best Aromatherapy Herb for Alzheimer’s, a group of Japanese researchers had a pie-in-the-sky notion that certain smells could lead to… Read More »Topical Lemon Balm Lotion for Alzheimer’s
Good bacteria, those living in symbiosis with us, are nourished by fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, whereas bad bacteria, those in dysbiosis with us and possibly contributing to disease, are fed by meat, junk food and fast food, seafood, dairy, and eggs, as you can… Read More »Updating Our Microbiome Software and Hardware
Intake of certain nutrients has been associated with lower lead levels in the body. For example, women with higher intake of thiamine, also called vitamin B1, tended to have lower blood lead levels, and the same was found for lead-exposed steel workers—and not just with… Read More »Eating to Block Lead Absorption
The vast majority of breast cancers start out hormone-dependent, where estradiol, the primary human estrogen, “plays a crucial role in their breast cancer development and progression.” That’s one of the reasons why soy food consumption appears so protective against breast cancer: Soy phytoestrogens, like genistein,… Read More »What Does Drinking Soy Milk Do to Hormone Levels?
Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles. Billions of pounds of seaweed are harvested each year, the consumption of which “has been linked to a lower incidence of chronic diseases,” both physical and… Read More »Eating Seaweed Salad May Boost Immune Function